Anthropology News published an article of mine today as part of their series on health, well-being and happiness.  It argues that the dominant, consumption-based vision for the good life in North America is making us sick and that, moreover, our individualist model for understanding health and well-being all too often compounds rather than helps the problem.

That’s the bad news.  The good news is that there’s a new way of thinking about the good life that actually sets us on to a much better path for health and well-being.  We can see it in the work of writers like Mark Bittman and Laurie David, and articulated brilliantly by the philosopher Albert Borgmann.  Theirs is a vision of a good life characterized by activities that engage and connect us to each other and the world around us.

The article is publicly available at this link http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2012/03/15/towards-a-new-model-of-health-and-well-being/ if you’d like to read more!

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